Next week, hubby and I celebrate 9 years of marriage! It’s such a wonderful accomplishment! I have been 1/2 of “us” for 1/3 of my life.
The scriptures are very clear on the fact that the day we were married, single life ended. It’s no longer me + him. It’s US because we became “one flesh” (see Genesis 2:23-24 and Matthew 19:4-6). This is a lasting bond, not one that should be severed.
We are also no longer living for ourself. In our marriage we should serve our partner, as Jesus Christ served us.
In much the same way that we carry the mantle of Christ on our shoulders at baptism, through the covenant of marriage, we strive to live for our spouse through marriage. As we come to become partners, we build lives that uplift and sustain the other person.
I have been so blessed to have this with my husband. I know my sacrifices have been met with his efforts to help me. And, I wouldn’t want it any other way.